John Storgårds’ latest recordings of Per Nørgård’s symphonies
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with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra are released by Dapaco Records. The release of these recordings coincides with John Storgårds’ and Baiba Skride’s concert with the …

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John Storgårds’ latest recordings of Per Nørgård’s symphonies

08.04.2016

with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra are released by Dapaco Records. The release of these recordings coincides with John Storgårds’ and Baiba Skride’s concert with the Oslo Philharmonic this week which, together with Sibelius’s Humoreskes and Serenades for violin and orchestra, also features Per Nørgård’s Symphony No. 2. The prize-winning Danish composer will be awarded Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in May this year.

The first of these new CDs features Per Nørgård’s Symphony No. 2, in which the Danish composer euphorically – and almost psychedelically – unfolds his famous infinity principle, and the Symphony No. 6, in which the mature composer appears more curious and playful than ever.

The second of these CDs consists of Per Nørgård’s Symphonies 4 and 5, which could be considered as two of Nørgård’s most chaotic works; the chaotic and troubled Symphony No. 4 inspired by the schizophrenic Swiss artist Adolf Wölfli, and the fearless Symphony No. 5, in which the composer seems to embrace violent forces of nature.

These latest recordings will be available exclusively in Norway from the 7th April onwards and will be released in other territories in the course of the next few months.